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News24, Teddy Mafia revenge murders: Violent retribution seen as 'Robin Hood' deeds by some, 6 January 2021


Lamb, G. ‘The coming crime catastrophe: The 2019/20 crime stats and post-COVID19 violence prevention in South Africa’, SaferSpaces 4th August.

Lamb, G.Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19’, News24 3rd April.

Lamb, G.  ‘How to Turn the Tide Against South Africa’s Crime Wave’, The Conversation 21st February.

Cape Argus, Police seize a large number of stolen firearms in Cape Town, 24 August 2020

Business Day, NEWS ANALYSIS: SA’s crime situation still resembles a war zone, 2 August 2020

UCT News, Cape Town's Crime Crisis, 3 July 2020

The Economist, How Cape Town became a murder capital, 18 April 2020

News24, Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19, 3 April 2010

The Conversation, How to turn the tide against South Africa's crime wave, 21 February 2020

Cape Argus, Hitmen for hire in KZN, 11 February 2020

Carte Blanche, Disarming citizens, 3 February 2020

The New Humanitarian, Demobilising South Africa’s ‘child soldier’ gangs, 23 January 2020


All Africa, South Africa: Lack of Education, Jobs and How It Affects Peace on Cape Flats, 1 October 2019

UCT News, Community a ‘powerful tool’ in fighting crime, 17 September 2019

The Citizen, Bob Hewitt’s release makes ‘a joke’ of Ramaphosa’s fight against gender-based violence, 17 September 2019

Cape Argus, 'Cape Town's murder stats will be significantly higher than the rest of SA', 12 September 2019.

Cape Argus, ‘Role that masculinity plays in violent societies’, 4 September.

Daily Maverick, The Cape Flats is in a state of emergency and the SANDF is making it worse, 14 August 2019

News24, Do joint police-military crackdown operations actually reduce violent crime? 23 July 2019

Cape Argus, Battle for Western Cape's top cop job, 14 July 2019

Daily Maverick, Violence at School: 'Lack of political will' blamed, among other factors, 14 June 2019

Cape Argus, Former gunrunner describes the fatal attraction of guns, 1 June 2019

Eye Witness News, This is the city where you're most likely to be killed in SA - report, 12 April 2019

Eye Witness News, UCT Safety and Violence unit urges govt to find innovative ways to curb crime, 13 April 2019

Cape Argus, Cape Town has SA's highest murder rate, 12 April 2019

Cape Talk, CT crime rate: 'When you combine guns and gangs it's a lethal combination', 13 April 2019

702, Thoriso Themane's death highlights the scourge of vigilantism in SA, 27 February 2019

The Conversation, Ramaphosa's plans aren’t enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa, 12 February 2019


Cape Argus, Weekends are prime killing times in Cape, 18 November 2018

Daily Maverick, Immigration a populist vote winner with dangerous consequences, 25 October 2018

Mail & Guardian, Ward councillors are key players, 12 October 2018

Cape Argus, Wish list for crime blitz in the Western Province, 15 September 2018

Tampa Bay, South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence, 13 September 2018

The Conversation, Why the global survey on safety is deeply flawed, 6 August 2018

Weekend Argus, Non-visible policing blamed for high crime rate, 28 July 2018

Daily Maverick, Hitmen, proliferation of firearms fuel the tinderbox taxi industry, 24 July 2018

The Voice of the Cape, Is mob justice being normalised in our communities? 3 July 2018

Daily Maverick, Moving from toxic to positive masculinity, 19 June 2018

eNCA, Interview with Dr Guy Lamb: Bheki Cele and crackdown policing, 12 June 2018

News24, Squeeze, stamp, stabilise: SAPS' vicious cycle of crackdown policing, 11 June 2018

The John Maytham Show, Taxi Violence, 28 May 2018


News24, Crime stats - the devil is in the detail, 2 November 2017

Citizen, Gun-toting bodyguards off the hook as security body rules weapon was ‘not AK-47’, 12 October 2017

eNCA, Concern raised over army, police working together in communities, 11 October 2017

702 Talk Radio, State of urban safety in South Africa, 24 August 2017

CapeTalk, Cape Town has the highest murder rate in the country - report, 23 August 2017

Voice of the Cape, My Cape Flats Ride Along, 12 May 2017

Cape Argus, Are SA military bases soft targets, 19 April 2017


GroundUp, Why have university protests been so violent? 21 October 2016

Star, The crux of the crime statistics, 6 September 2016

Weekend Argus, More wards up for grabs in August, 25 June 2016

Voice of the Cape, Mob justice killings reflects frustration, 15 March 2016

Cape Argus, Political experts slate #SONA2016,12 February 2016


News24, SA's murder hot spots:drugs, gangs and violence, 4 October 2015

Cape Argus, Concern as W Cape's murder rate rockets, 1 October 2015

702 Talk Radio, WC cops commended for tighter security on illegal weapons, 21 August 2015

CapeTalk, What happens to confiscated weapons,21 August 2015

Daily News (UCT), Transformation: what's the past got to do with it? 26 May 2015

Daily News (UCT), Understanding and responding to xenophobic violence, 24 April 2015

Business Day, The country is awash with illegal firearms, 25 March 2015

Daily Maverick, Privatising ‘influx control’? KZN land invasion tender raises many questions, 18 February 2015


Cape Talk, Will SAFA's call for stricter gun laws reduce crime, 14 November 2014

Cape Argus, Xhosa plan has cops up in arms, 27 August 2014

IPI Global Observatory, Firing Blanks: The Growing Irrelevance of the UN Small Arms Process, 21 August 2014

Daily News (UCT), Gangsterism: a stew of complex factors, 15 August 2014

SABC, Communities need to assist in in fighting gangsterism: CPF, 14 August 2014

Business Day, 'Systematic step-by-step transformation' of all police operations necessary, 16 May 2014

Cape Times, Curbing Violence, counselling better remedies for Gangsterism than the Army, 30 April 2014

Daily News (UCT), Seeds of violence in shame and humiliation, 31 March 2014


Cape Times, Hitch a ride on a crime bust, 13 May 2013

Daily News, Violence and alcohol: workshop examines dangerous brew, 6 March 2013

Monday Paper (UCT), UCT initiative supports multi-disciplinary approach to gender violence, 25 February 2013

Mail & Guardian, State of the nation: More spin than substance, 22 February 2013

TNT Magazine, Blade gunner: Blade gunner: As Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder, TNT looks at South Africa's gun laws, 15 February 2015

The Telegraph, Oscar Pistorius murder charge: South Africa's gun culture, 14 February 2013

Mail & Guardian, The state of the violent nation, 12 February 2013

Cape Times, Khayelitsha violence directly affects the the UCT community, 29 January 2013

SAPA, Cape Universities call for SAPS inquiry, 22 January 2013

Bush Radio, UCT and Stellenbosch support Commission of Inquiry, 22 January 2013, UCT/SU: Statement by the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, expresses concern on policing in Khayelitsha, 22 January 2013

SABC, Cape Town universities tackle issues of crime, 22 January 2013, 'Probe Khayelitsha policing', 22 January 2013

UCT News, Khayelitsha crime typical of city's black communities, 16 January 2013


Business Day, Khayelitsha's crime profile 'fairly typical', 12 December 2012

Global Post, China supplying Africa with guns, 3 December 2012

Cape Times, Rebels may use SA weapons, 23 November 2012

New Age, Cape Town to tackle gang violence, 14 November 2012

Cape Argus, UCT looks at ways to tackle gang violence, 13 November 2012

City of Cape Town press release, City and UCT work together to tackle gang violence in Hanover Park, 9 November 2012


Monday Paper (UCT), Safety and violence out in the open, 2 May 2011